Class Notes General Announcements
Marcelle (Reitan) Horton, Breckenridge, Minn., was featured in a Daily News story after retiring from organ playing at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, N.D., after 62 years.
Virgil Syverson, Williston, N.D., conducted his final concert as the Williston City Band director; Gov. John Hoeven was among those in attendance.
Ann Drummond Hughes, Portland, Maine, is the author of "So Ends This Voyage: The Sailing Vessels of Trufant & Drummond of Bath, Maine."
Norman Holen, Minneapolis, will have a one-person exhibition of his recent clay figures through Oct. 23 in the Christensen Center at Augsburg College; the reception will be 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3, with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.
Craig Johnson, Plymouth, Minn., wrote "Eat the Grapes, Don't Fight the Battles," a memoir of his teaching years in Turkey.
Wesley Lokken, Austin, Texas, is adjunct faculty at Concordia U, San Antonio.
George Halvorson, Sausalito, Calif., was re-elected chairman of the International Federation of Health Plans; he is author of the new book "Health Care Will Not Reform Itself" and recently visited the White House to present a health care reform agenda to President Obama.
Candace (Anderson) Luhrsen, Mesa, Ariz., earned a Master of Science degree in business administration from the U of Phoenix; she is a management analyst for the USDA Forest Service.
Robert Sannerud, Edina, Minn., was elected to serve on the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors.
Kim (Peterson) Carlson, Rochester, Minn., is editor of Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine, Kasson.
Lorna (Ringdahl) Halaas, Williston, N.D., graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., was ordained and installed as pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Williston.
Timothy Savarese, Ham Lake, Minn., earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, was ordained and is pastor of Siloa Lutheran Church, Braham.
Lisa Abicht-Swensen, Savage, Minn., is chief operating officer of the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency.
Kent Campbell, West Fargo, N.D., is executive director of the West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kevin Goodno, Woodbury, Minn., was appointed president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.
Michael Ruff, Los Angeles, is associate vice president for development at the Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County.
Trenda Boyum-Breen, Plymouth, Minn., is vice president for student affairs at Metropolitan State U, St. Paul.
Norman Achin, Pompano Beach, Fla., is a financial advisor for Valic Inc., Miami.
Rhonda (Houlberg) Kalvig, Kalispell, Mont., is membership manager for Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming.
Shannon (Wike) Glenn, Colorado Springs, Colo., is 2009-11 general music council chair-elect for the Colorado Music Educators Association; she was elected chair for 2011-13.
Tamara Anderson, Eagan, Minn., is an audit senior manager with Eide Bailly, Minneapolis.
Heidi Doscher-Klukken, Fargo, N.D., earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in radiologic technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes.
Kevin Pavelko, Rochester, Minn., earned a doctorate in biomedical science-immunology from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Stephanie (Herbig) Bertram, Springfield, Minn., earned a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from Hamline U, St. Paul.
Lisa (Taylor) Duscha, Eagan, Minn., is a business analyst for Interpublic Group, Bloomington.
Joshua Alexander, Eagan, Minn., is principal of McGuire Middle School, Lakeville.
Karen (Pietila) Dill, earned a master's degree in military art and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Amy (Bruget) Orstad, Shoreview, Minn., earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul; was ordained as pastor to the ELCA; and is an associate pastor at First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights.
Mark Olsgaard, Orange, Calif., is director of human resources information systems for Watson Pharmaceuticals, Corona.
Chris Bussmann, Northfield, Minn., is principal of Levi Dodge Middle School, Farmington.
Rebecca (Rothman) McCoy, Jacksonville, N.C., is vocational rehabilitation director for Coastal Enterprises of Jacksonville.
Melissa Gessling, Blue Ridge, Ga., opened a dental practice in Blairsville.
Scott Gunderson, Eden Prairie, Minn., is an emergency medicine physician for Emergency Physicians, Edina.
Chadwick Vincent, Roseville, Calif., works in customer service for Whole Foods Market.
Briana Gilbertson, Orlando, Fla., earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the U of Montana, Missoula; she is director of merchandise-softlines for Summit Resources International.
Nathan Kjelland, Valley City, N.D., is an associate veterinarian for Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic, Park River.
Brett Frafford-Olson, Wheaton, Minn., earned a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in teaching, learning and leadership from Southwest Minnesota State U, Marshall.
Bonita (Smith) Kinyon, Galata, Mont., earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Montana State U, Bozeman; she teaches seventh through 12th grade science for Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools.
Seth Muir, Owatonna, Minn., is a science teacher at Owatonna High School.
Leanne (Thomason) Pederson, Rochester, Minn., works for Petit Music.
Marty Jacobson, Bernalillo, N.M., is an education researcher for META Associates.
Gregory Mumm, Sioux Falls, S.D., is a rheumatology physician for Avera Rheumatology.
Jessica (Silkey) Kallenbach, Avon, Ind., earned a Master of Science degree in science education from the U of Michigan, Dearborn.
Kelly (Seyfert) Meyer, Menasha, Wis., earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lakeland College, Sheboygan.
Sarah Nathan, Indianapolis, earned a Master of Arts degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana U.
Virginia Wiggen, Baraboo, Wis., is nature center director for Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona.
David Kahl Jr., Moorhead, earned a doctorate in communication from North Dakota State U, Fargo; he is an assistant professor of communication at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in Erie, Pa.
Kendra (Anderson) Razink, Benson, Minn., earned a Master of Arts Education degree from Hamline U, St. Paul.
Laura (Vander Vorst) Clarey, Fargo, N.D., earned a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from the St. Catherine U in St. Paul, Minn.
Stacy (Hemmesch) Mancini, Long Prairie, Minn., earned a Master of Arts degree in education from St. Mary's U, Minneapolis.
Nathan Mugaas, St. Paul, Minn., earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary; he is associate pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, N.D.
Gretchen Nordstrom, St. Paul, Minn., earned a Master of Social Work degree from the U of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia.
Abbi Telander, St. Ann, Mo., earned a Master of Arts degree in history with an emphasis in museum studies from the U of Missouri-St. Louis.
Nick Esala, St. Louis Park, Minn., earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla.; he is a family practice resident at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park.
Lindsey Hemly, Plummer, Minn., earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and a Master of Public Affairs in environmental policy from Indiana U, Bloomington.
Kristin Bjella How, Minneapolis, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the U of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City.
Jonathan Kauffman, Moorhead, earned a Master of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences degree in sport pedagogy from North Dakota State U, Fargo.
Juliet Nygaard, Durham, N.C., earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Duke U.
Kristin Fernholz, Minneapolis, earned a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.
Evan Knobloch, Chicago, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor; he is an associate at Kirkland & Ellis.
Kendra Lee, Auburn, Ala., earned a master's degree in sport management from The Ohio State U, Columbus; she is assistant director of media relations for Auburn U Athletics.
Alan Conley, Tampa, Fla., earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the U of South Florida, Tampa; he is director of choral activities at Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts.
Kari Flaagan, Fargo, N.D., is marketing coordinator for the Fargo Jet Center.
Lisa (Vang) Knobloch, Chicago, is a licensed banker with Chase.
Joanna Olson, Minneapolis, is managing director and part owner of 3AM Productions.
Miranda (Petersen) Schunk, Redwood Falls, Minn., earned a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Sioux Falls (S.D.) Seminary; she is a mental health practitioner for Southwestern Mental Health Center in Windom, Minn.
Berit Christensen, Silver Spring, Md., is a clinical dietitian for National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Eleanor Moses, Moorhead, is the sales manager for Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo, N.D.
Genae Oehlers, Glendale, Ariz., is a teacher at Bicentennial South Elementary School, Glendale.
Josie Danz, Fargo, N.D., is a media buyer for Absolute Marketing Group, Moorhead.
Brittany Gross, Alexandria, Va., is founder and managing director of Caliber Communications.